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Windows 7: Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

21 May 2014   #310
dabrebel

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
I do not a have a COA Sticker key

I already have everything installed I just need the key. Can someone help me?


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21 May 2014   #311
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Did you look on COA sticker? It's pictured in the steps.
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21 May 2014   #312
danyalsad

Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 370 @ 2.40GHz
 
 

I have win7 homebasic but there is not download option for that in heidoc, so Which one should I download now
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22 May 2014   #313
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by danyalsad View Post
I have win7 homebasic but there is not download option for that in heidoc, so Which one should I download now
Just download Home Premium and use the method in the second bullet point of step 1 to unlock the other versions.

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If the licensed OS printed on the COA sticker on bottom is Home Basic or Starter then download Home Premium, run the eicfg removal tool to unlock all versions, later during install choose the licensed version from menu.
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10 Jun 2014   #314
VegasIP

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 x64
 
 

Can someone explain to me why it is safe to download an operating system iso from some random web address? I know that the iso's are stored on a windows.net domain, but there is all kinds of content stored there that definitely is not produced by Microsoft.


How do I know that these iso's are really created by Microsoft and haven't been tampered with?
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10 Jun 2014   #315
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello VegasIP,

The ISO files at the link in the tutorial has been used and tested by us for a long time now.

They are official Microsoft ISO files directly from Microsoft's Digital River servers. :)
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10 Jun 2014   #316
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VegasIP View Post
Can someone explain to me why it is safe to download an operating system iso from some random web address? I know that the iso's are stored on a windows.net domain, but there is all kinds of content stored there that definitely is not produced by Microsoft.


How do I know that these iso's are really created by Microsoft and haven't been tampered with?
Why would you think it's safe?

You wouldn't know that a random OS ISO hasn't been tampered with.

That's why people here are directed to the known good authorized source for Win 7 ISOs, not a random source.
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10 Jun 2014   #317
VegasIP

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 x64
 
 

ignatzatsonic,

Yes, "random" was not the right choice of words. The link is from a website that is known to you from experience. But the address itself gives no guarantee that what is on the other end is actually from Microsoft. I guess users would have complained on the message boards if the downloads gave them problems. I would just be worried that there would be some kind of undetectable backdoor in there since it would be right in the OS.
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10 Jun 2014   #318
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

We've helped tens of thousands of consumers here get perfect reinstalls using those ISO's without a single complaint, not one.

That's just those we helped directly. Millions more have accessed our tutorials that provide the Win7 ISO links for reinstalls, Repair Installs and boot rescue. We've never heard a peep from any of them either, except twice when the links went down when we heard about it immediately.

This site does not make decisions like this without careful research and deliberation which is another reason it is the top tech site in web history.
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10 Jun 2014   #319
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VegasIP View Post
Yes, "random" was not the right choice of words. The link is from a website that is known to you from experience. But the address itself gives no guarantee that what is on the other end is actually from Microsoft.
I just have to jump in: seems you are complaining for the sake of complaining. Digital River is the official Microsoft Digital Media Distribution Partner, it could not be more official. It has been told allover the Internet, not only here.

My suggestion: please find a real issue to complain.
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